Bayern Munich are hanging on to the hope that they can stage a mighty comeback against Manchester City in their Champions League quarterfinal.
Man City destroyed Bayern 3-0 in the first leg at the Etihad last Tuesday and have one foot in the semifinals.
Erling Haaland was on the score sheet again, breaking the duck of losing all 7 times he had played against Bayern before.
It has been over three years since Bayern failed to score in a competitive fixture at home – drawing 0-0 with RB Leipzig in February 2020.
Man City have won 10 straight games in all competitions and have scored at least 3 goals in their last 6 matches.
Man City notably failed to win any of their away games in this season’s Champions League group stage against Dortmund, Copenhagen and Leipzig.
Bayern have lost only two of their last 10 away matches in the Champions League against English opposition.
The German champions come into the game on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim over the weekend.
Meanwhile, City were in cruise control with yet another Haaland brace inspiring a 3-1 home victory against Leicester City.
Can the Bavarians come back to keep their UCL hopes alive or is it too little to late for them?
What time does Bayern vs Man City start?
The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern vs Man City team news
Sadio Mane was suspended for the game against Hoffenheim but is likely to return to the squad as they seek to field their strongest XI.
Eric Choupo Moting has scored 17 goals this season and is back in contention to start here.
Jamal Musiala is expected to be featured in the starting XI as well as Kingsley Coman to increase their potential attacking threat.
For the visitors, Haaland will lead the attacking line and Riyad Mahrez is likely to get a place in the starting line-up as Jack Grealish is rested.
No other change is expected from Pep Guardiola’s side.
Bayern vs Man City head to head
The hosts have won 5 times against their opponents, while Man City have registered 6 wins. There has never been a draw in this fixture.
Bayern vs Man City current form
Thomas Tuchel’s side have won twice, lost twice and drawn another in their recent run of five matches while Man City are on a 10-game winning streak.
Bayern vs Man City prediction
Goals are expected in this game, at least over 2.5 of them. Bayern may fight for narrow win on the night but City are tipped as favorites to qualify.